Eye-catching News

Updated May 8, 2015

Robert B. Barlow Vision Seminar Series

Timothy Kraft, PhD - Associate Professor of Vision Sciences and Neurobiology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham - will present "Light Induced Hypersensitivity in Mice and Men, A Night's Tale on Wednesday, May 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

Susan Udin, PhD - Professor of Physiology at University at Buffalo, State University of New York - will present "NMDA Receptors Rule: From the Tectum to the Shin on Wednesday, June 10 @ 3:00 p.m.

National Eye Institute Awards R01 to CVR Investigator

Dr. William J. Brunken was awarded a competitive renewal of his R01 grant from the National Eye Institute. The grant is entitled: Role of Extracellular Matrix in Retinal Development and Disease.

For more information on his grant, please click here External Icon.

Matched Residents for 2016

  • George Salloum, MD
  • Lianna Valdes, MD

Welcome to the New Residents for 2015

  • Siri Hiremath, MD
  • Alexander Harris, MD
  • Lauren Sielert, MD

Center for Vision Care: Phaco Lab Established

Thanks to the help and support of Alcon, our program has a permanent wet lab in the Center for Vision Care equipped with a legacy EVEREST phacoemulsification system.

The surgical lab is an excellent way to introduce the resident to the "feel" of microscopy including the magnified world of the microscope and surgical maneuvers entirely dependent on the hand-held instrument. It is also an experience that provides the opportunity to practice at a pace of his or her own choosing. Every nuance can be discussed with the instructor who sits in for demonstration purposes. Wet labs are preceded by a presentation on a specific type of surgery in order to give the residents an overview before approaching the practice eye.

Below are pictures from the 2011 Wet Lab.

Wet Lab 2011-2 Wet Lab 2011-1 Wet Lab 2011-3 Wet Lab 2011-5 Wet Lab 2011-6 Wet Lab 2011-4

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